1. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I…

  2. Katy Perry and Coty Announce Fragrance Partnership, New Perfume 'Almost Finished'

    November 29, 2012 8:50 PM EST Coty Inc. and Katy Perry officially announced today (Nov. 28) plans to produce and distribute Perry's fragrance line, which includes previous scents Purr and Meow. The news of the acquisition was first reported by Billboard in the Oct. 20 issue. Speaking with Billboard for a Woman of the…

  3. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  4. Election Night 2012: Stars React to Obama's Win on Twitter

    November 07, 2012 6:45 AM EST President Barack Obama was elected to a second term on Tuesday night, edging Governor Mitt Romney by holding on to most of the hard-fought swing states that swept him into office in 2008. Throughout the day, celebs were taking to Twitter to voice their anxieties and amusement at the scene of…

  5. Little Big Town on CMAs Triumph: 'Like an Out-of-Body Experience'

    November 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT It was a long time coming, but the payoff was indeed sweet as Little Big Town 's Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman took home trophies for vocal group and single of the year for their hit "Pontoon" at last night's 46th annual CMA Awards…

  6. CMA Awards 2012: Miranda Defends Blake's Win, Tim Talks Election + More Backstage Moments

    November 02, 2012 9:35 AM EDT With four awards show in five days, it's been a busy week in Nashville. SESAC, ASCAP and BMI honored their top songwriters and publishers earlier in the week, but the festivities wound to a close last night with the 46th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena. Hosted by Brad Paisley and…

  7. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Find Bliss at CMA Awards

    November 01, 2012 11:35 PM EDT Shelton-Lambert Household Takes Home Entertainer, Female, Male and Song of the Year Honors Once again, tonight's 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards proved to be "Nashville's Night With The Stars." The ABC network telecast, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie…

  8. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  9. Little Big Town on No Lead Singer: 'It Worked for the Beatles'

    October 09, 2012 3:20 PM EDT "We just have to pinch ourselves everyday," band says of No. 1 album Back in 2002, Little Big Town released their debut album for Monument Records. It barely made a ripple in the country music landscape at the time, charting a pair of singles that made it no further than No. 33 (…

  10. Music's 15 Worst TV Cameos Ever

    October 03, 2012 6:55 PM EDT With Adam Levine joining "American Horror Story," Miley Cyrus appearing on "Two and a Half Men," and Justin Bieber swinging by for a cameo on "The Simpsons," this fall TV season is going to be overwhelmed with musicians. Even Adam Lambert is returning to…

  11. Nelly Furtado Q&A: On Her 'Indestructible' Reinvention

    September 18, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Canadian pop singer How does it feel to finally release this album? I'm super excited. I really want to share this music with people. It's nice to let it out of the box, but at the same time the pressure ends and suddenly it becomes everyone else's [laughs]. It's kind of…

  12. Little Big Town Unleash Big, Bold 'Tornado'

    September 11, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Floating high on their first ever No. 1 song on the Country Songs chart with "Pontoon," Little Big Town continues to celebrate with the release of their fifth studio album, "Tornado." After a recent performance in New York, Little Big Town explained the importance of…

  13. Dorothy McGuire of McGuire Sisters Dies

    September 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen…

  14. Fashion Week NYC: Estelle Sits Front Row at BCBG, Samantha Ronson Spins at Charlotte's Show

    September 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Summer is coming to an end, but the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are already bustling around in 8-inch stilettos, prepping next year's warm-weather fashions. As the spring 2013 runway shows begin at Lincoln Center, Billboard will be on the scene, exploring all of the shows,…

  15. Craig Morgan and Friends Team Up for 'Billy's Place'

    August 15, 2012 11:20 AM EDT This past weekend was a big one for Craig Morgan, who hosted his 6th annual Charity Weekend for Billy's Place in Dickson, Tennessee. The event kicked off on Saturday with a motocross exhibition followed by a group trail ride and lunch that featured some of the top riders in the sport.…

  16. Little Big Town's 'Pontoon' Shows No Sign of Sinking

    August 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT How a Song About a Slow Boat Became One of Country's Hottest Songs "Who would have thought a song about motor boating at this point in our career would cause such a ruckus?" Little Big Town 's Karen Fairchild said backstage after a recent performance in New York. Hailed by…

  17. Dev Talks Sophomore Album, 2 Chainz Love at Lollapalooza: Video

    August 06, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Before her debut Lollapalooza performance on Friday night (Aug. 3), pop singer Dev stopped by Billboard's comfy couch to chat with Jonathan Brooks about the follow-up to last year's breakout debut "The Night The Sun Came Up." Lollapalooza 2012 VIDEO: Lolla Highlights •…

  18. Gloriana Album Premiere and Track-By-Track

    July 27, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Nashville trio Gloriana has emerged as one of the country music's biggest success stories of 2012. The group -- consisting of brothers Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert -- has bounced back after the abrupt departure of former member Cheyenne Kimball in 2011 and returned with their…

  19. Polaris Music Prize Shortlist: Drake, Feist, Japandroids in Running

    July 17, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Drake , Grimes , Japandroids , Feist , Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of the Canadian music media. The announcement…

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Light Up MuchMusic Awards

    June 18, 2012 10:05 AM EDT C Winners List: UR FAVE Video Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe" UR FAVE Artist or Group Justin Bieber UR FAVE International Artist or Group Katy Perry MuchMusic.com Most Streamed Video Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe" Video Of The Year Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me…

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